Sacramento German Genealogy Society
Geogen is short for "geographical genealogy" - location based ancestor research.
Entering a family name creates a map showing the distribution of surnames in Germany. Try it!

What's New?
Video of the January 23, 2024 presentation, "The Evolution of the Empire: German Historical Geography" has been posted in the Video Library under Members Only.
Volume 41 No. 2 (Nov. 2023) of Der Blumenbaum has been posted in the members-only section.
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The Foundation of East European Family History Studies (FEEFHS) is offering SGGS members a discounted rate to attend their four-day conference that begins August 1st, either online or in-person at Salt Lake City. The conference features 29 classes from speakers from around the world. In addition, there will be 19 on-demand classes available at the start of the conference. After the conference, recordings will be online for attendees to view until the end of the year. Discount is $50 off the $200 admission fee. Members can email SGGS ( to obtain your SGGS discount code. For more information, go to:
Can you trace your ancestors back to Germans who immigrated to Pennsylvania? Is there a Palatine in your past? Check out our Pennsylvania German Special Interest Group, and join our Facebook group!
Time Zones – Online events can task place anytime so the Live Webinars FAQ page has an easy-to-use time zone converter pre-configured by SGGS to show times for the most commonly referenced time zones.
Pommern Research Video – Recording of the 2nd Online Pommern Connection Session of the Pommerscher Greif, the Ahnenforscher Stammtisch Unna and the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) in the English language from December 19th, 2020.
  Looking for new links and files? – Go to the links and files options under Resources. New entries are marked "NEW" and include many links to Prussian resarch in Germany, a Germans from Lithuania name index and free German music. Also added a link to a FamilySearch page containing videos for those doing Austro-Hungarian research.

SGGS' Online Store

The SGGS Online Store which sells Der Blumenbaum back issues and a few mechandise items is temporarily closed. It will reopen soon with an all new look and easier to use customer interface. If you have any questions about ordering merchandise, please contact SGGS <>.
SGGS also looking for people to help with sales during meetings and to ship items ordered online. If you would like volunteer, please contact SGGS at any of its meetings or the foregoing email address.


Upcoming Events
May 28
Family Research in Schleswig-Holstein: The Challenges and How to Overcome Them
Learn how to find where your ancestors lived, which records have survived and where to find them both in archives and online. This seminar will briefly summarize the history of Schleswig-Holstein to provide a basic understanding how to find records in various archives and demonstrate what and where to find on the internet or how to contact organizations holding the original records.   The focus of the presentation will be on (protestant) church books, civil registers and (Danish) census records and explain the organizational structures of the protestant church and the civil administration in Schleswig-Holstein.   Klaus Kohrt is an ...